Critical safety training covering the the hazards and potential injuries associated with operating machinery.

Machine Guarding Safety Awareness

This lesson will help you recognize the hazards associated with machinery use, the methods of machine guarding, the different types of machine safeguards, and your responsibilities when working with guarded machinery.



Last Update: 2/12/2023

Course Overview

Workers who operate and perform maintenance or setup on machinery in the workplace are at risk of contact with machine parts, processes or other components. In a recent report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics more than 150 workplace deaths occurred over a one year period when employees were caught in operating equipment or machinery.

There were more than 80,000 machine-related lost time injuries the same year. Unguarded or inadequately guarded machinery are a leading cause of these injuries.

In this presentation we will discuss the hazards of working around machinery, what types of mechanical motion require safeguards and various methods of protection that may prevent injury or death.

What you will learn

  • How to recognize the hazards of working with mechanical equipment, including where those hazards occur and the motions and actions that cause the hazards
  • How to Identify safeguarding device requirements, factors that influence safeguarding methods, and the types of safeguards used to protect you from mechanical hazards
  • How to Recognize your responsibilities to utilize machine safeguards properly